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"For a one-volume history of the northern crusades, the reader has but one choice; this is it". — William Urban, American Historical Review<P>The crusades to Catholicize and conquer the pagan and Orthodox Baltic regions were far more successful in leaving long-term effects than the campaigns in the Mediterranean. This lucid study begins when the first holy war against the heathen north was declared by the Pope in the twelfth century and concludes in the sixteenth century, when Rome issued its last crusading bull.

Synopsis:

The "Northern Crusades", inspired by the Pope's call for a Holy War, are less celebrated than those in the Middle East, but they were more successful - vast new territories became and remained Christian, such as Finland, Estonia and Prussia. This revised account provides an overview of this era.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-278) and index.

Table of Contents

List of Maps

Acknowledgments

Chronological Table

Northern Rulers

Spelling of Names

Introduction

1. North-East Europe on the Eve of the Crusades

Land and Sea

Peoples

Interactions

2. The Wendish Crusade in Theory and Practice, 1147-1185

The Crusade of 1147

Supporters and Chroniclers

The Slav Wars of Henry the Lion and Valdemar the Great

3. The Armed Monks: Ideology and Efficiency

Varieties of Monastic Knighthood, 1128-1237

The Monastic War-Machine, 1225-1309

4. The Conquest of the East Baltic Lands, 1200-1292

Livonia

Prussia

Estonia

Finland

5. The Theocratic Experiment, 1200-1273

Popes and Leagues

The Battle for the Convert

The War on the Schismatics

6. The Lithuanian Crusade, 1283-1410

The Roads to Collision, 1203-1309

The Morality and Recruitment of the Crusade

Wars and Politics, 1304-1409

Strategy and Tactics

7. The Crusade Against Novgorod, 1295-1378

The Debatable Lands

The Making of a Russo-Swedish Frontier, 1295-1326

The Crusades of King Magnus

8. The Crusading States of North-East Europe

Systems of Government

Conditions of Men

Civilizations

9. The Withering of the Crusade, 1409-1525

Tannenberg and After, 1409-14

Confrontations at Constance, 1414-18

The Survival and Extinction of the Order in Prussia, 1418-1525

Livonia and the Russians, 1400-1562

Conclusion

Further Reading

References to Sources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140266535
Author:
Christiansen, Eric
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London, England ;
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
Church History - Catholic
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Civilization, medieval
Subject:
Crusades
Subject:
Baltic Sea Region
Subject:
Christianity - History - Catholic
Subject:
Church history -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition, Revised
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.78x5.08x.77 in. .51 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The "Northern Crusades", inspired by the Pope's call for a Holy War, are less celebrated than those in the Middle East, but they were more successful - vast new territories became and remained Christian, such as Finland, Estonia and Prussia. This revised account provides an overview of this era.
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